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Jul 14, 2011 2:05am PDT
lawmakers demand an investigation into whether reporters from rupert murdoch's papers tried to get phone records of 9/11 victims. as lama hasan reports, the scandal forced murdoch to back off of his expansion plans. >> reporter: in a stunning reversal of f rtune, rupert murdoch has withdrawn his $12 billion bid to fully own the satellite broadcaster bskyb. a lucrative deal that he has been desperately pursuing for months. >> what has happened to this company is disgraceful. it's got to be addressed at every level. they should stop thinking about mergers where they've got to sort out the mess they created. >> reporter: this comes as the media mogul faces a firestorm over the phone hacking and bribery practices involving police o oicers that allegedly took place at one of his tabloid papers in the uk, "news of the world." as more and more explosive revelations became clear, outrage in the country grew, forcing murdoch to shut down what was once an institution and the biggest sunday tabloid. >> and there is a firestorm, if you like, that is engulfing parts of the media, parts of the police,
ABC
Jul 14, 2011 4:00am PDT
street the dow gained 45 points yesterday. the nasdaq index was up 15 points. >>> well, rupert murdoch isn't going to buy britain's sky tv network. lawmakers of allmajorbritain's r parties demanded he withdraw the bid as anger increases over employees of his newspapers hacked into voice mailboxes of the royal, even a a dnapped girl. there is a report the paper tried to hack into the voice mail of 9/11 victims in this country. members of congress are calling for investigation. >>> well, sometimes if you want a job done right, you just have to get in there and do it yourself, and that may be why oprah winfrey has named herself chief executive and also chief creative officer of her cable network now that her own tv show has ended. ratings of the oprah winfrey network or own, have so far been pretty lackluster. >>> the final harry potter doesn't open till midnight but has already sold $32 million in tickets. could mean one of the biggest openings ever. "deathly hallows: part 2" will be costs more for tickets. >> they're giving away special harry potter 3-d glasses. >>> next on this thursda
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